Kate DiCamillo and Summer Reading

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2016 National Summer Reading Champion

Kate DiCamillo, author Raymie Nightingale and the 2016 National Summer Reading Champion, stops by the podcast on behalf of the Collaborative Summer Library Program to talk about reasons to read this summer, some titles from her recommended reading list, and her habit of always making other people read books.

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Kate’s 2016 Recommended Reading List

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Matthew Winner


Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner .


  1. I’ve only recently discovered your podcasts and have been listening each time I drive from my small town in Alaska up to Anchorage (a 2+ hour drive). Today I listened to this episode while removing old wallpaper paste from my daughters’ wall while they are at camp…boy did it make the time go faster. Anyway, really just wanted to say how much I enjoy your podcasts and the chance to hear authors/illustrators share about their lives and their craft. I’m a school librarian and eagerly take in all I can about children’s lit.

    Kate DiCamillo came up to Alaska last year as part of summer reading programming, but I missed her by 12 hours or so, having been out of state after my stepfather’s death. A dear friend made sure to buy a book for me (Flora and Ulysses!), though, and had Kate sign it to “the bestest librarian”. The next best thing to being there.

    Thanks for the podcasts and keep up the good work.

    1. Author

      Julie, What an incredibly kind comment. Thank you so much for that. I am moved to hear that these conversations are making their way all the up to you (I’m from outside of Baltimore) and that they’re keeping you good company on your commutes and housework. I appreciate not only that you listen, but also that you took the time to write me about it. Thank you so much for that. Here’s to good company in your ears for many years to come!

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  3. You know, I can’t think of a better way to have spent these 30 minutes of my life. I don’t know if I’m just sensitive today or what, but by the end of this podcast, I was crying! The privilege of sharing books—we are! 😀

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